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Two years of Cam Lates – they’ve gone in a flash. We caught up with Jenny Bull, University of Cambridge Museums Engagement Coordinator, to find out about programming the series and future plans. Hello Jen. Remind us what Cam Lates is again? Cam Lates is a series of after-hours events for adults aged 25-44 in our museums and Garden. The... Read full article
The University of Cambridge Museums’ Digital Maker Residency aims to inspire staff, teachers, parents and young people to become digital makers and to explore ways to integrate digital making into the museum experience. The programme investigates how digital technologies can come together with traditional processes to create new ideas and experiences and how we can support and empower young people... Read full article
Entirely too easily, I sit in a culture bubble wherein the atrocities of Empire (and their continuing reverberations) are widely acknowledged. So I was immensely upset to read that 59% of people in Britain are still proud of the British Empire. By extension, I am sad that these proud people, if or when they visit a museum, might wander throughout... Read full article
Most of us don’t realise the extent to which we rely on wayfinding systems to navigate around urban spaces. At its most effective, orientation signage is something we take for granted – we depend upon it to get us to where we want to go, but rarely give it much thought. However, the new Museum of Zoology, hidden behind the... Read full article
What have we learned after four phases of evaluation at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences? The evaluation focused on one particular area of the Museum as we tried to find out how changes in the gallery impact on the visitor experience. Since 2014, we have been observing visitors and evaluating museum displays at the Sedgwick Museum, in particular looking... Read full article

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